On-site work to revitalise the Surry Hills Shopping Village will start by early 2021, we will update the community as soon as timing is confirmed.

Ahead of the start of any work on site we will provide information about what to expect during construction including details about the community shuttle bus running to and from Crystal Street, Waterloo during the closure of the Surry Hills Centre. Following approval in late 2019, consideration has been given to how to better activate the site supporting the ongoing sustainability of a thriving local hub.

To further diversify TOGA proposes a modification to include a boutique hotel and reduce the number of apartments, with no change to the approved building envelope.

A modification application has been prepared and lodged with City of Sydney Council for assessment. The application is on public exhibition to Monday 7 September 2020. View information about the proposal.


The Surry Hills Shopping Village will be temporarily closed during the construction period. To assist local shoppers during this time, TOGA will provide a community shuttle bus that will run every two hours to and from the Coles supermarket, located in Crystal Street, Waterloo.

Once construction is complete, local shoppers will be able to enjoy shopping in a community precinct that will include a full line Coles supermarket, fresh food market and dining precinct.


With consideration to the local character the new neighbourhood hub has been designed to create welcoming spaces to shop, live, work and socialise.

  • A public realm designed for patrons, workers, visitors, residents and the community to share
  • A vibrant retail and dining precinct, activating key street frontages
  • A new public parklet, to be dedicated to Council
  • The protection of the heritage building on the corner of Cleveland and Baptist Street
  • Strong urban design principles, particularly at the Cleveland and Marriott Street corner
  • A widened footpath enhancing Marriott Street
  • A laneway providing pedestrian and cycling connectivity from Marriott Street through to Baptist Street
  • A market-style retail laneway that connects the existing laneway networks providing a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly alternative to Cleveland Street
  • A diverse range of unique apartment types and a whimsical architectural language
  • Greening of roof gardens and a well-considered landscaping strategy.